2017 Becomes 2018

As 2017 transforms into 2018, I’m scanning the horizon with all my needles by my side: machine; interchangeables; and tapestry!

2017 brought: the Edinburgh Yarn Festival; the Indieburgh Craft Crawl in Edinburgh; the Perth Festival of Yarn; Yarndale in Skipton, Yorkshire; Meet the Maker at the Dovecot Tapestry Studio in Edinburgh; and the EYF Wool Tribe’s Christmas Knitters’ Party. There were visits to Glen Affric in the Highlands, the Serra da Estrela National Park in central Portugal, Lisbon, London, Iceland, the Faroes and Catalonia. I also further developed my tapestry skills with visits to the Wemyss School of Needlework in Fife and Lorna at Stitchbirdie in West Kilbride.

2018 is going to be just as busy if not more so. The Edinburgh Yarn Festival will kick off proceedings in March. The prospect of this now three-day event is both exciting and yet terrifying! Travels planned so far involve Shetland next week and a hiking & knitting tour to Iceland in June. Not sure which is going to need more woollies!

Thank you very much for following Woolly Originals over the last twelve months. Your support and your encouragement are very much appreciated.

Here’s to 2018, and whatever it may bring!

Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas to all of Woolly Originals’ friends and followers! To celebrate the end of an amazing year for Woolly Originals, we decided to donate to a local charity in Edinburgh called Fresh Start on your behalf.

This is what Fresh Start does:

FRESH START – Helping People Make a Home for Themselves

Fresh Start is an Edinburgh based charity helping people who have been homeless get established in their new home. Working in partnership with volunteers and organisations from a broad section of the community, we deliver a range of services that provide the practical and social support that help people resettle successfully.

Each year Fresh Start helps thousands of new tenants settle into their homes. This can only be achieved by the hard work of our volunteers and generosity of the donations we receive.

Services we offer: Starter Packs; Training Initiatives; Cooking Classes; Cookers; Food Station; Helping Hands

We are a charity helping to end homelessness.

(Donation number – D188233846)